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    The search operation for AirAsia flight QZ 8501, which allegedly crashed into the Java Sea Sunday, was resumed early Monday, Indonesian TV1 channel reported.

    The search operation for AirAsia flight QZ 8501, which allegedly crashed into the Java Sea Sunday, was resumed early Monday, Indonesian TV1 channel reported.

    AirAsia jet flying from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore, lost connection with air traffic control on Sunday morning. The plane carried 162 people on board, their destiny is still unknown.

    This is the third Malaysia-linked airplane incident this year. Flight MH370 was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it went missing with 239 people on board on March 8. The search for the aircraft is still ongoing. Flight MH17 crashed on July 17 in Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk Region. According to the preliminary investigation report, the plane broke up in mid-air as a result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside.

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    • 15:04

      The operation has been suspended for now

      As darkness has fallen upon the Java Sea, the jet search has been suspended for today.

    • 06:23

      Indonesian authorities announce that the missing jet might lie at the bottom of the sea

      As the search for the missing AirAsia plane was resumed Monday morning, Indonesian authorities announced the missing jet might probably lie at the bottom of the sea.

    • 10:22

      Debris spotted earlier by Australian search planes were not from the missing jet

      The objects spotted earlier by Australian search planes were not from the missing AirAsia jet, AFP reports.

    • 09:50

      Indonesian vice president at the airport talking to families of those on board QZ8501, The Telegraph reports

    • 09:30

      Singaporean navy vessels have arrived at the area to join QZ8501resque operation

    • 08:46

      'Suspicious objects' found not far from place where AirAsia jet lost contact

      Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto has told Associated Press that "suspicious" objects about 1,120km had been detected where the plane had lost contact.

      "However, we cannot be sure whether it is part of the missing AirAsia plane. We are now moving in that direction, which is in cloudy conditions," he said.

      Airforce soldiers onboard a Hercules C130 stand monitor the Belitung Timur sea during search operations for AirAsia flight QZ8501 near Belitung island, December 29, 2014

      Unidentified Objects in Rescue Zone Not From Missing Jet: Indonesian VP

      "Suspicious" objects were seen about 1,120km from where the plane last made contact, but it is now clear they are not from the missing jet.
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    • 08:40

      Russia has offered Indonesia every possible assistance in search operations

      Russian Emergencies Ministry has offered Indonesia assistance in search operation for the missing AirAsia jet, including air and technical support.

      Two members of the Indonesian Navy's Tactical Commanding Operator (TACCO) help with the search for AirAsia flight QZ 8501

      Russia Offers Indonesia Assistance in Search for Missing Jet: EMERCOM

      Russia has offered to assist Indonesia in its search for an AirAsia jet that disappeared over the Java Sea on Sunday.
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    • 08:16

      Search teams have detected a weak signal that might be coming from the plane

      Search teams had detected "a weak signal", but it is not coming from the plane, an Indonesian airforce spokesman told reporters.

    • 07:54

      Authorities claim to have spotted unidentified objects in the area

      Australian planes have spotted objects in the sea in the AirAsia search area, the Associated Press reports.

    • 07:49

      Oil Spills were found near the search area, the Indonesian airfprce spokesman said.

      Indonesian airforce spokesman says "oil spills were found on the search area", but it is still unclear whether they are from the missing plane or not.

    • 07:39

      Australian PM Abbott is sure AirAsia jet's disappearance is not a mystery

      AirAsia's QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, taking the same code as the missing plane which took off 24 hours earlier, taxis at Changi Airport in Singapore December 29, 2014

      Abbott: AirAsia Plane Disappearance Tragedy, Not Mystery

      Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that the disappearance of AirAsia QZ8501 is a tragedy, not a mystery or an atrocity.
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    • 07:17

      AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes answers the questions about the missing Flight 8501.

    • 06:50

      AirAsia Plane Search Resumes in Indonesia

      Indonesia's vice-president Jusuf Kalla (L) monitors progress in the search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 during a visit to the National Search and Rescue Agency

      Search for Missing AirAsia Plane Resumes, 162 Feared Dead

      The search operations for AirAsia flight QZ 8501, which lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning, was resumed.
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    • 06:49

      China offers to send ships to help in the search for the missing jet

      China has offered to send ships to help in the search for the missing jet, Reuters reports.

    • 06:25

      A family was supposed to take that fatal flight, but missed the plane at the very last moment

      A woman has told reporters how she and her family were booked on to flight QZ8501, but missed the plane last minute:

      "I was shocked to hear about it and cried. Maybe it is all God's plan that my family and I were not on the flight. It was a blessing in disguise," the AFP news agency quoted Christianawati as saying.

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